Domestic violence in year to March 2015 lowest since Crime Survey began
Crime Survey for England and Wales published
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) has provided a picture of the extent of domestic violence for the year ending March 2015.
The Survey finds:
- The prevalence of domestic abuse experienced in the year (6.1% of adults aged 16 to 59) was the lowest estimate since the series began. This includes partner abuse, family abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
- The CSEW estimates that 8.2% of women and 4.0% of men reported experiencing any type of domestic abuse in the last year (that is, partner / ex-partner abuse (non-sexual), family abuse (non-sexual) and sexual assault or stalking carried out by a current or former partner or other family member). This is equivalent to an estimated 1.3 million female victims and 600,000 male victims. . As in previous years, women were more likely than men to have experienced intimate violence across all headline types of abuse asked about.
- There were 6.5% of women and 2.8% of men who reported having experienced any type of partner abuse in the last year, equivalent to an estimated 1.1 million female victims and 500,000 male victims.
- Overall, 27.1% of women and 13.2% of men had experienced any domestic abuse since the age of 16, equivalent to an estimated 4.5 million female victims and 2.2 million male victims.
- The decline in domestic abuse for all victims between the year ending March 2005 and the year ending March 2009 CSEW surveys was statistically significant. However, the current figure (6.1% for both men and women combined) continues a fairly stable trend seen since the year ending March 2009.
The Crime Survey is here.